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Jul 27, 2012

New Graphics and FIFE updates

Category:Summer of Code Media Main Development 
Posted by: Nihathrael

Hey everyone, 
it's time for a short status update from our side.

Google Summer of Code

First a round of congratulations to our successful Google Summer of Code students Kiryx and vdaras! They easily passed the midterm evalution. Cheers guys, we are looking forward to the second half of GSoC!
Kiryx is busy working on our combat AI, ensuring that you have something to fight against in singleplayer mode. A really tricky task. 
vdaras is working on the FIFE side of things, he has integrated the UI framework librocket as alternative to pychan, as well as fixed a lot of things in guichan/pychan. This will allow us to be a lot more flexible in our UI design in the future.

FIFE Updates

Our friends from FIFE (our game engine) merged a highly anticipated branch, providing a lot of features we have been looking forward to for a long while. Some of the new features:

  • Better pathfinding, also for very big objects
  • Rotations are now easier to use
  • Fog of war
  • Memory consumption improvements
  • and much more

Cheers for your great work guys!

The transition for Unknown Horizons to use the new changes is ongoing, but will take some time as a lot of things have to be changed to fully use the new features. Stay tuned for more on this topic!

Mainsquare - New graphics!

Thanks to viktoria.s we can show of some great new graphics again. We received a great new mainsquare:

If you would like to participate in the feedback discussion, check out the thread on our forums here: http://forum.unknown-horizons.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=704&start=10pp

That's it for this week, stay tuned for more!

Your Unknown Horizons Team

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